Minden teams to open up with pool play games on Thursday
The Minden Recreation Complex is set to host the 2011 District IV AA Pitching Machine Tournament.
Thirteen teams will take part in the tournament which begins on Thursday and runs through Sunday.
The teams will begin pool play on Thursday, and that will run through Saturday afternoon. The top four teams from each Pool will advance to bracket play, which will begin Saturday evening.
Teams in Pool A are: the Bossier Nationals, Vivian, the Shreveport Americans, the Bossier Americans, the Shreveport Nationals, Union Parish and the Ruston Americans.
Pool B teams include; the Minden Nationals, the Minden Continentals, Springhill, the Ruston Nationals, NOLA and Haughton.
The Minden Continentals are coached by Wesley Mandino. Team members include; Keegan Frizzell, Jonathan Parkerson, Roman Tolbert, Alexander Turner, Andrew Fegley, Jakob Walker, Connor Humphreys, Maddox Mandino, Carson Parker, Jaylon Jenkins, Michael Miller and Peyton Wells.
The Minden Nationals are coached by Jim Bonsall. Team members include; Je'Dyah Taylor, Walker Wise, Trenton McLaughlin, Jeffery Wallace, Matthew Seales, Chase Holley, Trent Walraven, Corbin Kendrick, Hayden Brown, Caid Thomas, Brian Foster and Thomas Rhame.
The Minden teams will open up the Pool play with a pair of games on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
The Nationals will play Springhill in Game 1 on Field 5, and the Continentals will take on the Ruston Nationals in Game 2 on Field 8. The Nationals will then turn around and play NOLA in Game 5 at 8:30 p.m.
The two Minden teams will play each other on Friday at 5:30 p.m. on Field 5.